The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor BOWLING GREEN — Owen Treece pitched seven innings of four hit ball and Jalen McCracken drove four runs to help Van Wert capture the school’s first ever regional baseball championship with a resounding 13-2 win over the Vermilion Sailors at Carter Park on Friday. It was the 19th consecutive win for […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 10:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

In her first trip to the OHSAA State Track and Field Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Van Wert High School junior Kirsten Clay won the Division II state championship in the discus throw with a toss of 145-08, over five feet better than the nearest competitor. Clay, along with teammate Jill Gemmer […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — Van Wert’s Austin Clay finished his high school track career by placing third in the Division II shot put finals during Friday’s portion of the Ohio High School Athletic Associaton’s State Track and Field Tournament. Out of six attempts, Clay’s best toss was 57-00.25, trailing only Adam Riedinger of […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 10:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Rebecca Joan Lusby, 38, of Grover Hill, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Marion General Hospital after a six-month battle with blastoma cancer. She was born November 21, 1980, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Edythe (Craft) Schmidt, who survives in Grover Hill, and Charles William (Lisa) Decker, who survives […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 11:35 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

To the Editor: As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, Van Wert High School Athletic Booster Club would like to take a moment to congratulate all of our student athletes that competed this past year and thank the many community members who supported our athletes via the Athletic Booster Club. Through numerous business […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

VW independent/submitted information Registration for the Brumback Library’s 2019 annual Summer Reading Program will officially begin this Saturday, June 1.   For the Summer Reading Program, children will choose books to check out and read. Brumback Library has thousands of good titles. It has picture books and juvenile fiction books, but it also offers folklore, poetry, and […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 7:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — Due to Crestview Local Board of Education member Jake Sawmiller’s resignation, the board is accepting applications to fill the opening, effective the regular meeting on Monday, June 17.  This appointment will be for the remainder of calendar year 2019, while the remaining two years of the position’s term will be […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has listed highway projects planned for this week in Van Wert County. Projects include the following: U.S. 30 under U.S. 224, west of the city of Van Wert, will be restricted to one lane in each direction for pavement repairs. Work is being performed […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information BOWLING GREEN — The office of U.S. Representative Bob Latta will host casework on-site, with staff members available to assist constituents with federal department or agency issues, from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 6, in the conference room of the Delphos Municipal Building. Casework on-site is offered by Latta’s office to make his […]

POSTED: 05/31/19 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor BOWLING GREEN — A late error proved to be the difference in Thursday’s Division II regional semifinal game at Carter Park in Bowling Green. The two-out error in the bottom of the fifth by Bowling Green shortstop Isaac Elsasser allowed Van Wert’s Keaton Brown to score the game’s only run, as […]

POSTED: 05/30/19 at 9:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports